Factor XI Deficiency

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Among the many genetic conditions that can affect your pregnancy, factor XI (11) deficiency is one that could potentially affect your blood, causing abnormal bleeding, that could impact childbirth. What is Factor XI Deficiency? In the simplest sense, factor XI deficiency potentially makes it harder to stop the flow of blood following medical procedures or

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Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

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Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

Acrania, Anencephaly and Encephalocele are birth defects classified as neural tube defects that occur early in pregnancy. Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur when the neural tube, a structure that folds and closes within the first month of pregnancy, does not close completely or correctly. Neural tube defects are the second most common congenital anomaly in

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Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

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Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

What Causes Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)? Intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) can be an extremely difficult experience for mothers and families. It’s important to know the risks and how a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help so you can take the best steps for your health and your baby’s. Here’s what to know about IUFD and what it means for

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